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Topics M:

MA

Medical Assistance (federal) also known as Medicaid.

MA

Term for the Medicaid (Title XIX) program, which pays for necessary health care services for eligible persons whose financial resources are not adequate to provide for their health care needs.

MA Waiver

An exemption from a requirement of federal Medical Assistance (Medicaid) law, granted to the Department by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the authority of 42 USC 1396n (b), (c) or (d). Currently the Department has a waiver under which it requires MA recipients in Milwaukee County to participate in HMOs that are under contract to the Department for this purpose, and waivers that enable the Department to provide MA-funded home and community-based services under CIP I-A, CIP I-B, CIP II and COP to MA-eligible elderly and disabled persons who would otherwise need SNF or ICF level of care in nursing homes.

MAAC

Medical Assistance Advisory Committee; advises the Division of Health Care Financing about administration of the MA program.

MAGI

Modified Adjusted Gross Income

MCH

Maternal and Child Health (Title V) program of the Department.

MCO

Managed Care Organization

MD

Muscular dystrophy.

MDS

Minimum data set-a core set of data elements that describe nursing home resident clinical, functional and demographic characteristics, submitted by nursing homes to DHS on a weekly or monthly basis.

Medicaid

Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act and 42 CFR 430 to 456; pays for medical care for low-income persons; state-administered; same as Medical Assistance.

Medical Assistance

Term for the Medicaid (Title XIX) program, which pays for necessary health care services for eligible persons whose financial resources are not adequate to provide for their health care needs.

Medically Underserved Areas

Federally identified areas in need of certain health services (not necessarily physician services) based on infant mortality rates, poverty rates, and percent of elderly in the population.

Medicare

Title XVIII of the federal Social Security Act and 42 CFR 405 to 424; insurance-like payments for medical care of persons aged 65 and over; administered by federal Social Security Administration.

MEDS

Medicaid Evaluation and Decision Support (data warehouse)

MH

Mental health.

MIS

Management information specialist.

MJTC

Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center operated by Mendota Mental Health Institute for male DJC clients.

MMHI

Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison.

MMIS

Medicaid Management Information System.

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding.

MR

Mental retardation.

MRC

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. MRC organizes and utilizes medical and public health professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and epidemiologists.

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging; in health care, a diagnostic technique that employs magnetic and radio frequency fields to produce images of body structures and organs.

MS

Multiple sclerosis.

MTM

Medication Therapy Management (not to be confused with MTM, Inc., the non-emergency medical transportation vendor)

MUA

Federally identified areas in need of certain health services (not necessarily physician services) based on infant mortality rates, poverty rates, and percent of elderly in the population.